Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:22 PM
The Social Network : A Creepy Film About The Founding of Facebook
Here's the full length trailer to "The Social Network," David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's new movie about the social pandemic, Facebook. Thanks to the song choice, a choir rendition of Radiohead's Creep, the beginning of the trailer is almost beautiful and touching. The rest of the trailer is the same drama-filled Hollywood blockbuster garbage that you would expect. Betrayal, jealousy, sex, alcohol, none of it's missing. It seems like they're trying to mash two ideas together, the way that people live with social networks and how it affects their lives, and this other story where Michael Cera is fighting with Justin Timberlake? and some other guys, over who played the bigger role in inventing Facebook? I really enjoyed Fight Club and Se7en so I'm withholding judgment.
Assuming makes an ass out of you and me, but by the intensity of the trailer (A Beautiful Mind throwback shot of nerdy genius writing an equation on a window... seriously?), Fincher thinks that he is making a movie about a social network that CHANGED EVERYONE'S LIFE FOREVER, when really Facebook is just the most successful of its kind. Myspace, Bebo, and even Classmates.com had the idea earlier.
Really, the story is interesting I'm sure, but when it comes down to it, its just a story of one Harvard nerd battling with some other Harvard nerd over who gets credit for this computer program. The story of a nerd who's project has to overcome nerd-driven jealousy and early snags to become a gargantuan privacy-invading beast who hypnotizes the mass of dopey eyed sheep day and night and worldwide. BAAAAAHHH!!
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